the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
The appeal of a text to the credibility and character of the speaker, writer, or narrator
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
a kind of literary or artistic work
language that appeals to the senses
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
an appeal based on logic or reason
an implied comparison
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
using words that imitate the sound they denote
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form
an appeal based on emotion.
the speaker, voice, or character assumed by the author of a piece of writing
Point of View
The perspective from which the story is told, and/or the narrative method by which the story is told, e.g., first person, third person, etc.
a humorous play on words
a range or collection of skills or accomplishments
the speaker who uses elements of rhetoric effectively in oral or written text
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
the particular choices a writer or speaker makes to achieve meaning and effect
a diagram that represents a rhetorical situation as the relationship among the speaker, the subject, and the audience
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
the arrangement of words in a way that best expresses the author's individuality, idea, intent
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
central idea of a work of literature
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
Artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure of speech.
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
the distinctive use of language that conveys the author's or narrator's personality to the reader
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)